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Sure Thing - The Jerome Kern Songbook / McNair, Previn

Mcnair,Sylvia / Previn,Andre
Release Date: 08/23/1994 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 442129   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jerome Kern
Performer:  Sylvia McNairAndré PrevinDavid Finck
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ohio-born Sylvia McNair starts, at any rate, with one appropriate credential and with Andre Previn at the piano she has an impeccable accompanist who demonstrated his affinity for Kern's songs back in the 1950s with a memorable LP on Vocation that included a virtual replica of his one solo spot on this CD, "Go little boat".

Throughout this songbook, McNair's musicianship is never in doubt—the pure tone, elegant enunication and careful phrasing all fall gratefully on the ear. I was held by her interpretation of "Nobody else but me", where she digs beneath the surface of the words to give a memorable interpretation of Kern's last song.

Previn has lost none of his flair for communicating his
Read more delight in playing these songs. The recording balance never forgets the sensitive contribution from bass player David Finck, nor the intimate nature of these performances of what the music business is now calling 'lounge music'. Well, these songs have survived the chink of glasses at the cocktail hour and will no doubt outlive the next fad, whatever that may be.

-- Gramophone [12/1994]
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Works on This Recording

1. Miss 1917: The land where the good songs go by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), André Previn (Piano), David Finck (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
2. Roberta: I Won't Dance by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), André Previn (Piano), David Finck (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
3. Show Boat: Nobody else but me by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), André Previn (Piano), David Finck (Double Bass)
Written: 1927 
4. High, Wide and Handsome: The Folks Who Live on the Hill by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), André Previn (Piano), David Finck (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
5. Swing Time: A Fine Romance by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), André Previn (Piano), David Finck (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
6. One Night in the Tropics: Remind Me by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), André Previn (Piano), David Finck (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940 
7. Joy of Living: You Couldn't Be Cuter by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), André Previn (Piano), David Finck (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
8. Sweet Adeline: Why Was I Born? by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), André Previn (Piano), David Finck (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
9. You Were Never Lovelier: I'm Old Fashioned by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), André Previn (Piano), David Finck (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
10. Very Warm for May: All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), André Previn (Piano), David Finck (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
11. The Girl From Utah: They Didn't Believe Me by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), André Previn (Piano), David Finck (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; USA 
12. Oh, Boy!: Till the Clouds Roll By by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), André Previn (Piano), David Finck (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
13. Cover Girl: Long Ago and Far Away by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), André Previn (Piano), David Finck (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
14. High, Wide and Handsome: Can I Forget You by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), André Previn (Piano), David Finck (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
15. Swing Time: Pick Yourself Up by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), André Previn (Piano), David Finck (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
16. Music in the Air: The Song is You by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), André Previn (Piano), David Finck (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
17. Miss 1917: Go Little Boat by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), André Previn (Piano), David Finck (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 

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